We all have a word or phrase to describe what 2020 was like for us. Among the more politely printable options, “Extraordinary” may sum up the year for investors. Through a period of extraordinary volatility, global markets finished the year ahead of where they started. And although it was extraordinarily challenging, investors were rewarded for maintaining a disciplined approach.
“Cautious Optimism” may be appropriate words to consider as 2021 gets underway. We believe that progress in countering Covid-19 and additional government stimulus measures will bring much needed relief to small- and mid-size companies. In addition, improving global economic conditions and favorable exchange rates may create investment opportunities overseas.
Accordingly, we are making a few strategic adjustments to help us stay on course. We’re harvesting investment gains in large U.S. companies to invest in small- and mid-size U.S. companies. In some portfolios, we also are increasing investments in emerging and developed foreign markets.
Looking ahead, we’re watching for potential tax and regulatory changes as a new U.S. President and Congress begin their work. Likewise, we’ll continue to monitor progress in the global Covid-19 response and will adjust our strategies as needed.
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